Immigration in India

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Passport and Visa Requirements

Passport and Visa Service
Ministry of External Affairs
For Further Information
Indian Missions Abroad
For visa requirements and health advices based on your personal details and itinerary, check IATA Travel Website.

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Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs

Taxation On Persons
200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco (only for passengers above 17 years)
2 liters of liquors or wines (only for passengers above 18 years)
60ml of perfume and 250ml of eau de toilette
Foreign Currency
No restrictions
Obligatory Declaration of Foreign Currency
When the value of foreign currency notes exceeds 5000 USD /- or equivalent
When the aggregate value of foreign exchange (in the form of currency notes, bank notes, traveler cheques, etc.) exceeds 10,000 USD /- or its equivalent.
Local Currency
Import of local currency is prohibited.
Export of local currency is also prohibited, except for passengers proceeding to Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However Indian residents when they go abroad are allowed to take with them Indian currency not exceeding 5,000 INR.
How to Refund Consumption Tax
System yet to be implemented by Indian government.

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